Maker Comics: Fix a Car!

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First Second, Feb 5, 2019 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages

Maker Comics is the ultimate DIY guide. Inside this graphic novel you'll find illustrated instructions for ten car repair activities!

Lena, Mason, Abner, Rocky, and Esther only have one thing in common: They’re crazy about cars. A few of them already have their driver’s licenses. And even though Rocky and Esther are too young to drive, they still have a lot questions. In Car Club, Ms. Gritt has all the answers. When is the best time to check the oil? How do you change a tire? And why is Mason’s car making that squeaky noise?

Before you get behind the wheel, learn what’s going on underneath the hood. Follow along as Ms. Gritt covers all the basics of preventative maintenance and roadside repairs. Colorful diagrams illustrate the inner workings of complex parts and systems. With Maker Comics: Fix a Car! you can keep your automobile in tip-top shape!

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and you can:
Create a portable tool kit
Check the oil and fluid levels
Maintain the battery
Replace the windshield wipers
Replace a drive belt or pulley
Change the oil
Change a flat tire
Wash and detail a car (and add a racing stripe!)
Change a taillight bulb
Jump-start a car

 

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User Review  - villemezbrown - LibraryThing

Schweizer keeps this educational, text-heavy graphic novel moving along pretty well despite its being mostly a maintenance manual for cars. The characters are a bit thin on personality, but pretty ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
8
Section 3
9
Section 4
13
Section 5
31
Section 6
33
Section 7
43
Section 8
44
Section 16
74
Section 17
76
Section 18
79
Section 19
84
Section 20
86
Section 21
90
Section 22
94
Section 23
95

Section 9
46
Section 10
47
Section 11
48
Section 12
50
Section 13
70
Section 14
71
Section 15
73
Section 24
98
Section 25
99
Section 26
100
Section 27
101
Section 28
102
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Chris Schweizer has been a college professor, a hotel manager, a movie theater projectionist, a guard at a mental hospital, a martial arts instructor, a set builder, a church music leader, a process server, a life-drawing model, a bartender, a car wash attendant, a bagboy, a delivery boy, a choirboy, a lawn boy, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, a busker, a janitor, a speakeasy operator, a video store clerk, a field hand, a deck hand, a puppeteer for a children’s television show, a kickboxer, and a line worker at a pancake mix factory. But now he’s a cartoonist, and he likes that best.

Chris is the author and illustrator of Maker Comics: Fix a Car!

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